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Are the "twigs" all dry? If so, how did you minimize radial cracking of the cross sections? If they are green, how do you think things will hold up once they have dried?

Look forward to seeing and hearing more as this project ages.

It's a very unique look, hope it holds up.

Herb
 

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Wow, that is a really interesting table. Is that a plywood box in the center to avoid using full-length twigs throughout? How did you glue all of them together? Is the top just belt sanded flush?
 

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Are the "twigs" all dry? If so, how did you minimize radial cracking of the cross sections? If they are green, how do you think things will hold up once they have dried?

- HerbC
They are green. As long as I keep them thick and glue them down within a few days they hold up very well.
I have done a piece of wall art like this but only 1/2" think. That had cracked a decent amount but actually added to the look.
 

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Wow, that is a really interesting table. Is that a plywood box in the center to avoid using full-length twigs throughout? How did you glue all of them together? Is the top just belt sanded flush?

- bobasaurus
Yes, it is a plywood box. They are glued down and together with polyurethane construction adhesive….. about 10 tubes on the top!!
Top is sanded with a Festool ras115 rotary sander as well as a lot of belt sanding.
 

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That is a great idea and a very cool table.
 

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How do you stop small things from falling down into the voids, or does the finish fill the voids and when finished the table has a solid top.
 

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That is awesome, what a cool table….Great work. Thx for sharing.
 

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Looks great!
 

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That is thinking outside of the box, great work
 

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How do you stop small things from falling down into the voids, or does the finish fill the voids and when finished the table has a solid top.

- exelectrician
Voids are pretty small. I do make a resin filled version as well
 

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WOW thats intense very kewl
 
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